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Human resource development for the globalization era


Global educational network

Role of KCG to achieve in the 21st century

“Information Technology” and “Globalization” are two major trends in the modern education.

Since its foundation, KCG has tackled not only “Information Technology”, but also “Globalization” and as a result, KCG has built close relationships with many countries around the world. The students of KCG can take advantages, that are not limited to computing but also knowledge of various fields, from special lectures (cultural and academic lectures, intensive lectures) given by researchers from those countries. In addition, students can have opportunities to experience different cultures and to become culturally aware students through our partnerships with overseas universities.

Furthermore, KCG educates computer professionals as cultural phenomenon rather than just a specialist of computer. In addition, KCG has held the spread of computer literacy as its education philosophy. The International Development of Computer Education (IDCE) program, started in 1989, is globalization of this idea and the ICDE is originally planned by KCG as voluntary activity.

This tradition and performance have received good reputation internationally, as the result, government officials from various countries including British Minister of Education visited KCG every year to inspect. This proves that KCG is the unique educational institute and has carried out good world-class education.

Thus, KCG has a capability to train global human resources because we have built a strong foundation for global growth.

Building a global educational network

By the strong network with overseas governments and universities, KCG group is leading world IT education.

1988
  • Initiated the International Development of Computer Education (IDCE) program.
  • Established International IT Program (full-time, 2-year course).
1989
  • Opened a KCG campus in Boston.
  • Invited Prof. Robert B. Kushner from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Hereafter, KCG built close relationship with prestigious universities in the US like RIT and MIT.
  • Started IDCE activities to developing countries by the request of overseas countries’ goverment.
1990
  • Launched IDCE project in Thailand.
1991
  • Launched IDCE project in Ghana and Poland.
1992
  • Opened Kyoto-Ekimae campus building. Greeted ambassadors and government officials from five countries, having close relationship such as Thailand and Poland, at the building opening ceremony.
  • Launched IDCE project in Kenya.
1993
  • Held 30th anniversary ceremony of the foundation. As a commemorative event, performance of the Warsaw University of Technology ethnic dance troupe dispatched by Polish Ministry of National Education was realized as the first performance in Japan.
  • Established Art and Design Informatics Program (full-time, 2-year course) with strong support from RIT professors.
  • Launched IDCE project in Zimbabwe.
1994
  • Launched IDCE project in Peru and Malawi.
  • Accepted technical training participants from Saudi Arabia as a part of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) project.
1995
  • Became one of designated school of JICA’s training and dialogue program. Accepted trainees from African countries. (continued for 11 years)
  • Accepted trainees from Mexico as a part of JICA’s program.
  • Launched RIT short-term study abroad program (Summer Workshop).
1996
  • Established academic exchange agreement with Rochester Institute of Technology. (KCG)
  • Established academic exchange agreement with Tianjin Foreign Studies University, China. (KCG)
  • Launched IDCE project in Sri Lanka.
  • Established technical cooperation agreement with SEAMEO VOCTECH (South Asian Ministers of Education Organization, Regional Center for Vocational & Technical Education & Training) in Brunei.
1997
  • Established educational cooperation agreement with Xi’an Foreign Language University, China. (KCG)
1998
  • Started RIT Graduate School Join Graduate Program in International IT department.
  • Established educational cooperation agreement with Capital Normal University in Beijing, China. (KCG)
  • Established academic exchange agreement with University of Oriental Financial Japanese, China. (KCG)
1999
  • Established a joint department with the Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China. (KCG)
  • Launched IDCE project in Nigeria.
2000
  • Founded KCG New York Office at World Trade Center (WTC) in NYC.
  • Founded Kyoto Japanese Language Training Center (KJLTC).
  • Established academic exchange agreement with Anji Shangshu Private High School, China. (KCG)
  • Accepted trainees from Myanmar as a part of JICA’s program.
2001
  • KCG New York Office was affected by the terrorist attacks in the United States.
  • Started Europe Japanese Language Education program.
  • Established Media Engineering in International IT program for international students.
2002
  • Based on credit transfer agreement, RIT Transfer Program with IT and CS department of RIT was established in Information Technology and Media Engineering departments.
  • Established educational cooperation agreement with Beijing International Studies University, China. (KCG)
  • Founded KCG Beijing Office in the National Library in China.
  • Launched IDCE project in Mongolia.
2003
  • Held 40th anniversary ceremony of the foundation. Greeted ambassadors and government officials from Kenya, Nigeria, and China.
  • Established educational cooperation agreement with Dalian University of Foreign languages, China. (KCG)
  • Established educational cooperation agreement with Mongolian Business Institute, Mongolia. (KCG)
2004
  • Founded The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI). Greeted ambassadors and government officials from Mongolia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Thailand for the college opening ceremony.
  • KCG New York Office re-opened at Rockfeller Center in NYC.
  • Founded Japan chapter of Association for Information Systems (NAIS) at KCGI.
  • Established academic exchange agreement with Korea University Graduate School of Information Security, Korea. (KCGI)
  • Started IT educational curriculum guidance in Mozambique by the request from JICA.
  • Launched IDCE project in Tanzania.
2005
  • Established business partnership with FPT Corporation in Vietnam.
  • Launched IDCE project in Uganda.
  • KCGI and Korea University's Graduate School of Information Security jointly hosted a Japan-Korea collaborative seminar at Cheju Island, Korea. (KCGI)
  • Established business exchange partnership with Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)in Korea. (KCGI)
  • Established friendship agreement with Technical University of Ostrava in Czech Republic. (KCGI)
2006
  • Founded Japan and China joint venture “Jilin KCG Computer Research and Development Ltd.”
  • Established academic exchange agreement with Tianjin University of Science and Technology, Dalian University of Foreign languages, and Fujian Normal University, China. (KCGI)
  • Established academic exchange agreement with Technical University of Ostrava in Czech Republic. (KCGI)
  • Established academic exchange agreement with Cheju National University, Korea. (KCGI)
  • President Yasuko Hasegawa won the International Co-operation Special Award from The ITU (International Telecommunication Union) Association of Japan, Inc.
  • Held on campus seminar by information security experts from Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.
  • Launched IDCE project in Kyrgyzstan.
2007
  • Established cooperation agreement with Nanjing University of Technology, China. (KCGI)
  • Established exchange agreement with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Eritrea, and Kyrgyzstan by donation of computers. (KCG)
  • Established exchange agreement with Changchun Guanghua University, China. (KCGI, KCG)
  • Established exchange agreement with Xi’an International University, China. (KCGI)
  • Held a Japanese IT company briefing session at Cheju Island, Korea. (KCGI)
  • Held a Japan-Korea joint seminar with Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) at Cheju Island, Korea. (KCGI)
  • Accepted trainees from Myanmar and Mozambique as a part of JICA’s program.
  • Established business cooperation agreement with Cheju National University in Korea, Jeju Information Technology Association (JITA) in Korea, and All Nippon Information Industry Association (ANIA) in Japan. (KCGI, KCG)
  • Established exchange agreement with Ocean university of China, China. (KCGI)
2008
  • Founded KCG Dalian Office at Dalian Wanda building in Dalian, China.
  • Visited Mozambique for following up the educational curriculum guidance in 2004 by the request from JICA.
  • Accepted trainees from Myanmar and enforcement of ICT training as a part of JICA program.
  • Established academic exchange agreement with University of Pardubice, Czech Republic. (KCGI)
  • Held Japan-Korea joint seminar. (KCGI)
  • Launched KCG summer study abroad program with Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China.
  • Established educational cooperation agreement with Information Engineering Institute, Dalian Jiaotong University, China. (KCGI)
  • Performed distance learning between KCGI and Cheju National University in Korea. (KCGI)
  • Established educational cooperation agreement with Dalian Neusoft University of Information, China. (KCGI)
  • Established business exchange agreement with Jeju Knowledge Industry Promotion Association, Korea. (KCGI)
2009
  • Started educational cooperation program with City Institute, Dalian University of Technology, China. (KCGI)
  • Launched IDCE project in Papua New Guinea.
  • Started educational cooperation program with Dalian Ocean University. China. (KCGI)
  • Established educational cooperation and exchange agreement with Jeju International University, Korea. (KCGI, KCG)
  • Established educational cooperation and exchange agreement with Jeju Shinseong Girl’s high School, Korea. (KCG)
  • Accepted trainees from Myanmar and enforcement of ICT training as a part of JICA program.
  • Accepted trainees from Mozambique and enforcement of school management and administration training as a part of JICA program.
2010
  • Founded “KCG Hasegawa Lab” at University of Goroka, Papua New Guinea.
  • Started educational cooperation program with Suzhou Industrial Park, Institute of Services Outsourcing, China. (KCGI)
  • Established educational exchange agreement with Zhengzhou University of Light Industory, China. (KCG)
  • Established collaborative and educational agreement with Shenyang Polytechnic College, China. (KCG)
  • Established dual degree program agreement with Cheju National University, Korea. (KCGI)
2011
  • Accepted trainees from seven countries for “a project management course for e-Government promotion” of JICA.
  • Launched IDCE project in Niger.
  • Accepted trainees from Myanmar and enforcement of ICT training as a part of JICA program.
  • Established educational exchange agreement with Shanxi University, China. (KCGI)
  • Established collaborative and educational agreement with Dalian University, China. (KCGI)
2012
  • Started educational cooperation program with Changsha University, China. (KCGI)
  • Started educational cooperation program with Henan University, China. (KCGI)
  • Accepted trainees from Vietnam for a training for database operation as a part of JICA program.
  • Started educational cooperation program with Wenjing College, Yantai University, China. (KCGI)
※(KCG) : Relationship with Kyoto Computer Gakuin
※(KCGI) : Relationship with The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics

“kcg.edu” has built a strong academic network with overseas universities

United States: The strong academic network has built with New York based office

Academic networks with the well-known universities in the US, including RIT

In 1989, KCG founded Boston campus in the US because United States is known as a birthplace of computer culture and we also recognize computer as culture. As a computer educational institute in Japan, KCG was the only school who has branch school in the US. Since we established the Boston campus, it has been active as a base of training abroad for students and an exchange base with universities and research institutes in the US.

After opening the Boston campus, KCG built tight relationships with the researchers and professors of American universities such as Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Massachusetts institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, Columbia University, and University of Illinois. Results of the exchanges have been utilized for designing new departments of KCG, which is always ahead of times. In 1993, KCG introduced new major program “Art & information” with full support of RIT faculty who had great achievements in the fields of Computer Graphics and Photography in the US. In 1996, moreover, KCG opened a computer network department with a support of young researchers who majored in computer from MIT.

With the growth of IT field, the relationship between the area of computer and business became close. Therefore, KCG’s base in the US moved to New York and the KCG New York Office was opened in 2000 in the World Trade Center, as a base for the overseas operations of the KCG Group.

After devastated on 9.11, 2001, the KCG New York Office was moved to the Rockefeller Center and resume operations to reinforce further academic network.

China: Supporting the IT education of Chinese universities based in KCG Beijing office

Academic networks with universities in China

KCG has built friendship with neighboring country, China. Since 1996, KCG established a sister-school partnership and educational agreements with Chinese universities such as Tianjin Foreign Studies University, Xi’an Foreign Language University, Capital Normal University, and Dalian University of Foreign languages. KCG has been in charge of curriculum development of computer course and supporting computer education such as dispatching teachers.

The KCG Beijing office was founded in the national library in Beijing equal to the national diet library of Japan as a base of academic exchange with Chinese universities. After 2004, KCGI established educational agreements with Tianjin University of Science and Technology and Dalian University of Foreign languages. Furthermore, KCGI also established academic exchange agreement with Fujian Normal University. In 2008, KCG Dalian Office was founded in Dalian and relations with China and KCG has become even stronger.

The 21st century is said to be the century of China and the growth of the IT sector is also expected in the future. In this sense, it is appreciated by these universities that educational supports from KCG and KCGI is very significant. Therefore, in the 21st century, understanding Chinese culture is important so that a student plays an active part in the business scene of Asia. Thus, exchanges with Chinese universities are meaningful for students of KCG and KCGI.

TUST-KCG course: Development of IT talented people who are fluent in Japanese.

Tianjin University of Science and Technology (TUST)

Tianjin University of Science and Technology (TUST) established sister-school agreement with KCG in 1999 and opened “TUST-KCG course” in 2000. The curriculum of the course is developed by KCG and students can learn both IT and Japanese language by the course in TUST. The curriculum of the course is an unique and has novel approach because it is aimed at the fusion of Japanese language learning and computer education. In the third year, students, who wish to acquire more specialized IT and computer technology, study abroad at KCG for a year. And also, with active exchange between people of both schools, intensive lectures are held by dispatched lecturer from KCG and KCGI in spring and summer every year.

With the increased demands of computer and information technology in China, development of IT talented people has become a problem nowadays. On the other hand, Japanese companies seek an offshore development base in China and look for talented people who have both IT and Japanese skills. Therefore, the TUST-KCG course meets the current needs from the industry. The employers of the graduates are not only Chinese companies, but also Japanese IT companies. The success employment rate of graduate is high due to good reputation in the industry.

In 2008, TUST opened automotive control technology department for the first time in China with full support of KCG which is the first institute opened the automotive control technology program in Japan. TUST students attended “TUST-KCG short-term training program” to learn about automobile and IT at KCG for three weeks in the summer of 2008.

The reinforcement of relationship between KCG・KCGI and TUST is meaningful for academic and cultural exchange between Japan and China, and it can be said that our relationship has been contributed for friendship between two countries.

Korea: For the development of research and education in the field of IT in Asia

Academic exchange agreement with Korea University Graduate School of Information Security and Cheju National University

Since 2004, relation with Korea was started by academic exchange agreement between KCGI and Korea University Graduate School of Information Security who is the best institute to develop IT Security experts in Korea. Through the events of a Japan-Korea collaborative seminar hosted by both school in 2005 and information security workshop held by experts from Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, we have contributed for research and education development of IT field in Asia. Moreover, KCGI and Cheju National University established academic exchange agreement. In 2008, distance learning over the Internet was performed between KCGI and Cheju National University and held cyber campus for students of both schools. In addition, the dual degree program was established in 2011. The educational exchanges in the IT field of both universities are expected to continue and deepen.

Experts who have supported the education of KCG (excerpt)

  • James E. Hansen, PhD. Former Director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies at NASA.
  • Albert Arking, PhD. Former senior scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Dale Mann, PhD. Professor Emeritus at Columbia University
  • Arthur M. Langer, PhD. Professor at Columbia University
  • Betty A. Reardon, EdD. Founding director of Peace Education Center at Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Thomas Sobol, EdD. Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University
  • William K. Cummings, PhD. Professor at Geroge Washington University

and many other people from all over the world.